New Michael Arenella Record is cooking!

New Michael Arenella Record is cooking!

This week I had the pleasure of spending time at the wonderful Bunker Studio.
I was recording with the Michael Arenella band.
We recorded 16 tunes.
The band set up in one room, and the sound in the room was great,
it was an easy and fun session and I...

Red Room Thursdays

Dan is featured on drums every Thursday with The Michael Arenella Quartet,
at the beautiful Red Room, located at
85 E 4th St, NY 10003.
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New Records coming up!!!

-Just finished mastering the new "Migrant Workers" record!!
I'm very excited with this debut album, original compositions by Jack Glottman, Nick Hempton, Tal Ronen, Itai Kriss and myself are featured on this one, expected to be released by the end of the year.
The five of us have been playing...

Dan Aran's "Breathing" by David R. Adler

The following review appears in the December 2009 issue of All About Jazz-New York.
Dan Aran
Breathing (Smalls Records)

By David R. Adler

Dan Aran’s Breathing arrived with a short, dour note from Luke Kaven, head of Smalls Records, on the shaky future of indie-label jazz. That’s not...

Bill Milkowski review of Dan's new CD. Jazz Times, December 2009 issue

Israeli drummer-composer Dan Aran is joined by several of his talented compatriots,
including trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Tenor Saxophonist Eli Degibri, pianist Uri Sharlin, bassist Tal Ronen and trombonist Jonathan Voltzok, on his superb debut as a leader.
A sensitive colorist on the kit, Aran takes a Zen-like approach on...

Dan's CD review by Greg Edwards

Dan Aran, Lynch Pin of Israeli-American Jazz
OK, so there IS an Israeli-American jazz scene. What better day than Yom Kippur to bring it up? Drummer Dan Aran is an important part of it. His new album Breathing (Smalls) makes that clear. He can play some solid drums, lead...

Breathing by Dan Aran CD review by Chris kelsey

Israeli drummer Dan Aran takes a more contemporary tack on Breathing (Smalls 0045). Aran – a student of the late saxophonist (and founder of the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music) Arnie Lawrence – is notably un-drummer-like in his leadership. He’s a laid-back team player, disinclined to put himself out front. Could...

"Breathing" review on MASTER OF A SMALL HOUSE

Drummer Dan Aran chose the title to his debut disc with an eye toward metaphor and concision. His is a carefully-constructed percussive approach that studiously avoids bombast and ego in favor of naturalistic style that rises and recedes in a manner akin to respiration. For a leader and drummer that’s...